The Trunk on the Loft

"Deyr fé,
deyja frændr,
deyr sjálfr it sama,
en orðstírr
deyr aldregi,
hveim er sér góðan getr"

yeoldefashion:

The most famous extant jacket of this period belonged to Margaret Layton. The reason for its fame is that Miss Layton wore the jacket when she had her portrait painted by Marcus Gheeraerts in 1620. Both the portrait and the jacket are on display side by side at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The Layton jacket was actually made between 1610 and 1615. In the portrait Margaret has her red petticoat pulled up over the bottom of the jacket to conform with the higher waistlines of the 1620s.

whenasinsilks:

Hat, silk trimmed with artificial flowers, c. 1942, American.

whenasinsilks:

Hat, silk trimmed with artificial flowers, c. 1942, American.

thebostonglobe:


While Navy sailors transport gear from their landing craft to shore, an Army nurse wades ashore with her G.I. shoes slung around her neck and her coveralls rolled above her knees. Naples Harbor, Italy. 11/5/45

thebostonglobe:

While Navy sailors transport gear from their landing craft to shore, an Army nurse wades ashore with her G.I. shoes slung around her neck and her coveralls rolled above her knees. Naples Harbor, Italy. 11/5/45

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